Families affected by COVID-19 to get financial relief

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The Salvation Army on Grand Bahama is doing its part in helping employees who have been laid off or have had a reduction of working hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The financial assistance is in the form of gift certificates redeemable for food purchases.

With support from private individuals and local businesses (Sawyer’s Fresh Market, Commonwealth Bank Limited, Freeport Restaurant Co., and Paint Fair), the organization will provide a $50 gift certificate to help those who qualify for the assistance.

Major Hendrik Sumter, The Salvation Army’s representative on Grand Bahama says that the organization’s focus at the moment is to help those who lost income due to the shutdown of businesses on the island.

“Applications are limited to one per household and individuals can register online by visiting https://salarmyfreeport.github.io/fpo/” Sumter says.

“Those who do not have internet service or find it difficult to navigate websites may call our office at (242) 352-4863 and leave a message requesting a call back.”

Like other non-essential businesses that are not allowed to be opened, the organization is doing its best to still meet this humanitarian need.

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